A loan of $800 helped buy paper, notebooks, etc. for retail business.


Elena Maria's story

Elena, 44, used to work as a seafood vendor but working in a freezer was too hard on her and she had to give it up. She then decided to start her own business so that she woudn't have to depend on anyone else for a living.

Now she works from 6:30am to 9:00pm selling paper products, notebooks, etc. She is ambitious for her business and working hard to build it. She will use this loan to buy paper products, notebooks and other similar products that she will then resell. For the future, she wants to go on developing her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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